Ten percent of sleep study respondents say they are morning people, meaning they naturally rise early and feel great doing it. On the other hand, three percent of Americans claim to have been abducted by aliens. But who knows? It’s a big universe brimming with life forms we probably can’t even imagine. Somewhere, there may be someone who likes getting up early. Who floats out from underneath the covers, sings in harmony with the birds of the meadow, and offers a joyful salute to the sun god before he even peeks his white hot face over the horizon. But it’s not you. For you, getting out of bed is like trying to swallow your sock. But we all know that the early bird gets the worm. So if you’re in it for the worms, here are some unique alarm clocks that just might be ingenious, weird, or ruthless enough to make you do the unfathomable – get up on time.
These days devices need to do more than just what they do - watches now send text messages, and waffle irons can connect to the internet. Here’s a clock that can hang with this modern gadgetry. This table top device is a complete weather station with indoor and outdoor temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, animated color weather forecasts, calendar, customizable weather alerts, heat index, dew point, and oh yeah, also it’s an alarm clock.
Let’s be honest...we all love sleep! So how can we trust our half-asleep self to fight the snooze button alone? By using an alarm clock that requires you to get out of bed to silence. Ruggie's extremely loud 120 decibel alarm needs to sense your pressure for at least 3 seconds to stop. Over time, this new morning routine will become a new and effortless habit.
If you’re there type that can’t really wake up in the morning without that first cup of coffee, why not get your fix without rolling out of bed? This genius alarm clock will brew you the perfect cup when its timer goes off, and will even keep milk or creamer cool throughout the night so it’s fresh in the morning. If the alarm doesn’t get you up, the aroma of fresh coffee will. The perfect way to start an efficient day of multitasking.
The sun is powerful as all get-out. It feeds the earth, controls the orbit of everything around it for billions of miles, and it will blind you if you stare at it. It once fought Chuck Norris to a standstill. If you can manage to live your life in harmony with its rising and setting, you’ll feel like a million bucks. The problem is, it makes you play by its schedule, while the rest of the world conspires to keep that from ever happening. The simulated sun, on the other hand, is like a skull-sized sleep star that’s completely under your control. You are the god of this mini solar system, and even gods need their beauty rest. Just tell the simulated sun what time you want to wake up and what time you want to go to sleep, and it will gradually brighten and dim accordingly, simulating sunrise and sunset. You’ll never have to play by the arbitrary rules of the cosmos again.
Wake up and do what everyone has wanted to at least once before, shoot the alarm clock with a gun then go back to sleep. Two difficulty modes: Normal (requires just 1 shot to deactivate), or Hard (5 bulls-eye shots). And if you don’t want to wait until morning to shoot your clock, it also has 2 game modes: Accuracy Tester and Reaction Tester. The gun has a range of 18 feet, makes sound effects, and even recoils when fired.
The snooze button is one of mankind’s most devious inventions. The heroin of the sleep world, you know it’s ruining your life, but you still can’t help reaching for it. Because it feels so good. This adorable, playful looking alarm clock is the anti-snooze button. When it’s time to get up, the Clocky will start burbling in a weird robot voice and run away, forcing you to chase it across the room. After that, it’s pointless trying to go back to sleep. If you can resist the urge to smash it to pieces, the Clocky should succeed in getting you out of bed on time, every time.
The Digital Alarm Clock with Power Outlets and USB Charge Port not only keeps you on track with its alarm and clock features, but it also provides power to keep your devices fully charged. Charge your smartphone, tablet, digital camera, MP3 player, etc. while you sleep. Features two built-in AC power outlets, adjustable brightness, battery backup and easy-to-read red LED display.
Though it looks like a simple block of wood, this unique table clock and alarm is actually loaded with features including voice control, thermometer, and humidity sensors. You can also hide and reveal the digital display by clapping your hands. Simple on the outside, hi tech on the inside.
While many of the devices on this list incorporate unique design, unusual features, or other thoughtful methods, the Sonic Bomb makes use of brute obnoxious force. A 113-decibel, customizable alarm will wake you from the deepest slumber even as it peels the paint off the walls. If that’s not enough (or if you’re literally deaf), the Sonic Bomb also comes with a bed-shaker that you place underneath the mattress to rouse you with miniature earthquake-like vibrations. If you can sleep through this, just give up.
The world needs another boring, run-of-the-mill plastic wake-up machine like ol’ Honest Abe needed a hole in the head. The Pixel Box is for those whimsical, creative types who like to express themselves through their homewares. It’s just as much LED doodle machine as it is alarm clock. Create images, messages, and animations using your smartphone. Operating for six hours on a usb charge, it can be taken with you to add a little playfulness wherever you go.
The Retro All-In-One LED Alarm Clock is a multifunction Bluetooth speaker, personal organizer and much more. It looks like a classic TV set, with a 16x16 pixel art screen that displays the time, calendar, weather and colorful art and animation. Control it with retro style knobs or download the free app to unlock dozens of features, including multiple alarms, timers and reminders, voice memos, DJ pad and 24 soothing sounds for sleep and relaxation. App compatible with iPhone/iPad (iOS 9.3 or later) and Samsung Galaxy/Android (OS 4.3 or later). Operates up to 6 hours on a full charge.
Another noiseless solution to waking, this vibrating watch can bring you back from the depths of la-la land without disturbing your partner. Also great for the hard of hearing or anyone who feels their lifespan shorten every time they wake to the obnoxious blaring of a standard alarm. You can wear it on your wrist or belt, allowing you to receive reminders for all kinds of repeated activities, like picking the kids up from school or pill popping.
The rude awakening you need to get out of bed in the morning. This small, yet powerful alarm clock wakes even the heaviest of sleepers. This is why it’s the alarm clock of choice for truck drivers and others in loud environments. If you’re the type to snooze endlessly or even sleep right through an alarm, this is the jolt you need to get your rear end out of bed. The Meanie has 3 loudness levels: 10 dB, 90 dB, and 120 dB, which is about as loud as a chainsaw beside your bed.
For some people, classic will always be the way to go. This handsome retro-styled bedside noise bomb may look inconspicuous, but it takes no prisoners when it comes time to rouse the heavy sleeper. Its stylish hammer-and-bell design creates the kind of ruckus your great-grandparents swore by. This noisy little demon adds a little bit of old time class and a whole lot of get-your-ass-out-of-bed to your decor.